Day Surgery and Operating Room

Have an upcoming surgery? Please refer to our Preparing for Surgery document as a helpful reference.

The Day Surgery unit handles 92 per cent of the surgical cases at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The nine-bed unit is located across from the operating room suite and provides a variety of surgical services. These services include:

  • Orthopedics (arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery)
  • Ophthamology (cataract and glaucoma surgery)
  • General Surgery (gall bladder, hernia, thyroid and bowel procedures)
  • Gynecology (Hysterectomy, D & C and Tubal Ligation)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat procedures
  • Endoscopy Procedures
  • Dental Program (Restorations, Extractions and X-rays)
  • Blood transfusion


The surgical suite is comprised of two operating room theatres, one endoscopy suite and a recovery room.  The operating room is used by several surgeons, including a full-time general surgeon. Surgical services are supported by both full-time and associate anaesthetists and provide services for both inpatients and outpatients. 

Coverage is provided 24 hours a day by on-call physicians and nurses. Booked surgical cases are done Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, surgical relations are provided by Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.